Fort Wayne-area jobless rate at 2.6% in April
Unemployment in the Fort Wayne metro area was at 2.6 percent last month, nearly comparable to the 2.7 percent rate in April last year, according to figures the Indiana Department of Workforce Development released around noon today.
Out of a labor force of 216,022, 210,317 were employed, the data shows. A year ago, the labor pool was much larger -- 211,762, with 205,989 employed.
In March, the jobless rate for the metro area that includes Allen, Wells and Whitley counties was 2.9 percent.
The seasonally adjusted Indiana jobless rate was 3.2 percent in April. Nationally, it was 3.9 percent.
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